Articles From : EDC

  • County Staff Recommends Approval of ExxonMobil Oil Trucking

    Santa Barbara County’s Planning and Development Department issued a staff report recommending that policymakers approve ExxonMobil’s proposal to transport oil by tanker trucks so it can restart three drilling platforms off the California coast.

  • Santa Barbara County Releases ExxonMobil’s Revised Plan to Restart Offshore Platforms, Truck Oil in California

    Santa Barbara County has released a revised final environmental impact report for ExxonMobil’s proposal to transport oil by tanker trucks so it can restart three drilling platforms off California.

  • Environmental Defense Center Brings on New Staff
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    Environmental Defense Center Brings on New Staff

    Source: EDC The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) is pleased to announce the addition of Rachel Kondor as a Staff Attorney and Peter Jones as a Legal Fellow.
  • Ocean Advocates Applaud Biden Administration’s Actions on Ocean Protection

    Moratorium on federal offshore oil and gas drilling offers opportunity to fix broken leasing system, build thriving coastal economies, tackle climate crisis   

  • Refugio Oil Spill: What Restoration Looks Like 5 Years Later

    The Environmental Defense Center reflects on the past five years since the Refugio Oil Spill on the Gaviota Coast.

  • ExxonMobil Oil Trucking Plan Jeopardized by Refinery Shutdown, County Staff Opposes Route 166

    ExxonMobil’s plans to restart its offshore drilling platforms in Santa Barbara County and truck that oil through California have been undermined by two unrelated announcements.

  • Santa Barbara County to Vote on ExxonMobil Plan to Restart Offshore Platforms, Truck Oil in California

    Santa Barbara County has released the final environmental impact report on ExxonMobil’s proposal to transport oil by tanker trucks so it can restart three drilling platforms off California, setting up a vote on the project.

  • Proposed Oil Project in Cat Canyon Cancelled

    The Environmental Defense Center announces the proposed oil project expansion in Cat Canyon will not move forward.

  • Environmental Defense Center Responds to Plains All American Settlement

    The Environmental Defense Center responds to the proposed settlement agreement with Plains All American Pipeline regarding the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill.

  • Nonprofit Receives Grant to Help Prevent Local Oil Production

    The Fund for Santa Barbara issued a grant to the Environmental Defense Center to prevent the potential tripling of onshore oil production in Santa Barbara County.